This sort of pricing hardly comes as a surprise since the current generation iPhone, which is traditionally the most expensive smartphone to buy, costs 789 for the 32GB version in Germany. And, as we saw with the announced US pricing ($300 with a 2-year contract with AT&T), this time around Nokia considers it has a true winner on its hands and is ready to price it as a true premium product.
The announcement of the Nokia Lumia 1020 made a big splash in the industry this week. Talking about the phone on stage, Nokia's CEO however only touched briefly upon European availability, saying the phone is coming to key European markets this quarter. And that's that.
In our Nokia Lumia 1020 preview, published earlier this week, we made a wild guess that the Lumia 1020 will cost around a 700 on the Old Continent and we called it "way more than Nokia can afford to charge for its flagship at the moment." The price of 799 is quite steeper, so we are eagerly awaiting to see the actual price at launch.
Unfortunately, the two stores, which have the Lumia 1020 on pre-order, don't have any launch date to suggest, meaning they know as much as we do right now.
Leaked documents suggest that Telefonica (O2 and its sister networks) will be launching the phone in September, so that's as accurate launch date as we are going to get right now.
The same documents suggest that the Lumia 1020 will be sold in a 64GB version on O2 network, so if O2 is your carrier of choice, you might want to abstain from pre-ordering the device from third-party retailers.
If you live in the US on the other hand, and you are thinking of pre-ordering the phone (official pre-orders there start July 16), you would be best getting it from the Microsoft's online store as they would throw in a free camera grip to sweeten the deal.
please i want this price
full hd avi files play smoothly on my 720(plz research about an os before passing comments on it),i dont see why it wont work on this,and 1020 is taller and wider because it has bigger and better screen and the largest BIS sensor on any decice yet,an...
It also runs on an OS that I an not keen on (each to their own), is larger by all dimensions other than thickness, has software zoom, costs nigh on double and is flawed by lots of limitations (i.e. play an avi file on it and let me know how you go......